- Smudge with mist and Thunder instrument
- Chant – I am the water, She is me, Sacred power, flow through me . . .
- Cast Circle
- Call quarters
- Ritual Introduction – Thunder Moon, Moon of Claiming
- Check in – Basket, “What is the power you have to help you weather the storms of life?”
- Meditation – Water cycle, I am a vessel
- Craft – Moon of Claiming medicine bag
- Movement – Storms
- Closing visualization – Healing the Earth’s oceans
- Thank Quarters/Elements
- Open Circle – Mikaela
The purpose of this blog is to display past rituals, and show what to expect when attending our circles. Often we get caught up in planning fun rituals, and we get behind on posting photos. Your patience is appreciated.
It seems noteworthy to post – we’ve been posting rituals for 2 years now We hope that by posting these rituals you get a sense of what it’s like to come to our events. Merry Meet & Blessed Be!
Presented by Full Circle Weavers Of Annapolis, MD
at Beltane 2010 Mt. Mysteries and
Summer Solstice Chester River UU Church
In this article you will find the answers to the following questions:
What is Full Circle?
Who are the Weavers?
How is Full Circle different from a coven?
What can participants expect at a public ritual?
History of Full Circle
Tips for Running a Successful Public Program
How to Create a Ritual
1. Smudge – The River is Flowing
3. Quarter Calls
4. Check in – Name, Magickal name, Day of your cycle, Matriarchical lineage, What area of your life have you/would you like to transform? What would you like to make a magic potion for?
5. Frog meditation
6. Emerald Flame’s dance
7. Ottermoon’s Summer poem
8. Rain dance – Aurora Lightbringer’s
9. Craft – Potion – Grapeseed oil with herbs, essential oils (have list of magickal properties)
10. Thank quarters
11. Close circle
Also themes of: Equinox, Balance Night and Day, Haft Sin
~ Smudge with Forsythia boughs with rose water
~ Check in Question: Equal Day, Equal Night, Where in your life do you need more balance?
~ Balance Meditation – pass out stones or glass stones.
~ During or after mediation, each woman thinks of an item she needs to find a balance to. Has 2 stones to represent the 2
things she needs to balance. Places one stone on each arm of the Inukshuk Man.
~ Story of Persephone – Read by Running Wave
~ Feast – In honor of Spring, the Sun and Haft Sin, Feast items are to be round that or begin with the letter “S” or Eggs. According to Russian tradition, round things represent the sun like cookies and round fruit. In Persian traditions, foods with the letter “S” represent the sun.
~ We made crowns with tissue paper flowers and green twist wire. We had stones with the word “Balance” for each sister to take home.
Below is a gallery of pictures for this event. You can see the notes and books used to prepare for this event, as well as: craft, ritual & decorative items.
by Aurora Star Light Bringer
As the wheel of the year turns once more, we find ourselves waking up to the Spring Equinox with fresh eyes, looking and finding the return of the light displayed not just in the sky but in everything it touches. The birdsong returns, the morning is brighter and the first flowers of spring look to the light with their yellow hearts wide open, reflecting back the sun. This is a time for us to rejoice with open hearts as the miracle of rebirth is displayed all around us.
Ostara marks a time of balance, a time of push and a pull. We shed coats and gloves yet in the just-warm air we can taste the memory of snow. We spring clean the indoors, but crave time outside. Light and dark find themselves equal partners in the dance, and the rustling of the winds whispers “peace”. It is in peace that we find the sacrament of the Spring Equinox.
It’s hard to believe that only 6 weeks ago we had 6ft of snow! Today is the spring equinox. It is a time to begin our gardens, listen to the little frogs called “peepers”, and start thinking of projects, relationships or goals we hope to grow into summer.
A Peace Pole is a way to bring people together to join in a network of peace consciousness that is emerging all over the world. There tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace.
This peace pole was installed on the International Day of Peace celebration on September 21, 2003. It serves as a constant reminder for us to visualize and pray for world peace. The plaques on the pole say “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages.
A great spring and summer poem is: “i thank you God for most this amazing day” by e. e. cummings that can be found in the UUCA church hymnal.
Great songs to sing this time of year:
“Circle round for freedom, circle round for peace
For all of us imprisoned, circle for release
Circle for the planet, circle for each soul
For the children of our children, keep the circle whole.”
peace is flowing like a river
flowing out of you and me
flowing out into the dessert
setting all the captives free.
Breath in breath out
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
The circle is now open but unbroken
may spring be forever in your heart
merry meet merry part